Episode 086

Have we got a fun episode coming up or what? EVERY episode of the Daughter of Godcast Season Two Crowd Creation is scintillating to be sure, but Episode 086 Redemption is the bomb. After 16 weeks of feedback on props and scenes we're going behind the scenes to count our blessings, more to the point YOUR Blessings.

Blessings are the basis for Daughter of God's reputation economy. Yes, this movie even has it's own anarchistic barter scheme! The deal is this - anyone who helps the movie is blessed. Blessings can be redeemed for super classy movie swag, unique services and even travel and lodging. Whoa!

Coming up a whirlwind tour of blessings and the fabulous prizes you might already have coming to you, right after we check in with feedback for 085, Angel or What.


The guy from Creaky is back! He’s not red and is missing his hat, but now strangely jittery, as if slightly out of phase with his environment. He seems to have important news for the woman, who he calls Christi (Christina). We can call her that too. What jumps out about this moment between them?

Jil from Vimeo

[snip] "I like the otherworldly-ness of Uncle Joe. The shakiness is very effective as is the ghost face. Of course, I just want more."

I asked Jil a clarifying question

"What does the shakiness tell you about Uncle Joe?"

[snip] "The shakiness tells me that Joe is vibrating on an exalted frequency. He inhabits more than one dimension."

"vibrating on an exalted frequency", I like that a lot!

Seamus via dog.movie

"What jumped out to me is how playful she seems. It’s a curious reaction given the context. An angel appearing in the form of her dead uncle, jittering unnervingly? I might be a bit more bewildered! Maybe Uncle Joe was always the fun uncle when she was a kid, and his presence stirs a deep association with games and laughter within her."

I like the way Seamus synthesized the contradictory elements. "his presence stirs a deep association with games and laughter," that's a wonderful interpretation.

Seamus was mystified by the face popping up, what Jil referred to as the ghost face. He wanted to know who it was.

I sidestepped his question with tangential elaboration.

"Does the identity of the face matter? Maybe not to us, but to Christina – who Joe is appearing to? Can we learn more about these two if we knew who the face is/was?
There will likely be a few more faces inserted into this scene, [snip]. Simply stated, the face(s) are artifacts of Uncle Joe’s presence, possibly a projection by him as a sort of subliminal exclamation point OR a hallucination by Christina induced by the jitter."

Whether Joe's jitter and the ghost faces are of supernatural or technological origins remains to be revealed. There's a fuzzy border between technology and magic anyway, if we consider Clarke's laws as discussed in several episodes of Daughter of Godcast Season One, The Gentle Release.

Feedback from just two of our most worthy. Though the Crowd has thinned, the insight remains excellent. Can the brave experiment that is the Daughter of Godcast Crowd Creation survive further attrition? Is there any hope of bringing back collaborators? Of recruiting a massive force of feedback contributors? How will the Daughter of God find her chosen people?


How you get 'em, what they get you.

Blessings are your birthright folks. We don't need to do, say or believe anything, we are already so blessed, automatically. The cosmos is totally rigged in our favor. However, this isn't always easy for us to remember, what with death, taxes, fake democracy, ignorance, war, empire, GMOs, species extinction, nuclear saber rattling, looming apocalypse and such like. So, to give your life a little extra lift, the blessings team at dog.movie has developed an ingenious analog to the cosmic order to accentuate the fabulous, the delicious and the swanky in your experience.

Whenever you give feedback on a DOG scene via any of our active social media venues, share a DOG video with your peeps, deploy a DOG sticker or even just sign up for DOG email, you're accruing blessings.

Here's the top 10 most blessed as of 04/16/18, The Best Beloveds.

JoeC 188
SeamusC 165
Anonymouse 154
JamesS 143
PamK 99
JilJ 88
TimOB 77
ScottT 66
AllisonN 57
SusanF 33

What might your blessing count be, Next Best Beloveds? What are the myriad ways of Getting Blessed? Everything you ever wanted to know about blessings can be found at dog.movie/bless.

Now, let's have a peak at the behind the scenes scene, 086 Redemption.

The Daughter of God is coming, and you've been helping her. You are blessed! Count your blessings oh Best Beloveds at dog.movie/bless/best. Sometimes, tho having a little reminder of how blessed we truly are is helpful. Here's what's currently available in the Daughter of God's Blessing Redemption Emporium...

The feedback question for 086 Redemption is... Which redemption do you crave most OR what's your dream redemption, what you'd love to see offered?

This movie just keeps sprouting tentacles and getting weirder, right? You ain't seen nothing yet, folks!

Episode 086, Redemption. Redeem your blessings and catch a chunk of history. What we are Crowd Creating together could set a precedent for movie making.  Yes, there's always the genius visionary, the energetic dula but he or she is, I am really just a lens for focusing the collective gestalt, an agent and advocate for the audience. Do I mind being a dula, a lens, an advocate? So far I'm having a ball! I just deployed a hilarious movie merch scheme, our own little reputation economy, props to Bruce Sterling and Cory Doctorow. I'm recording the 86th podcast episode and looking forward to nice soak in the tub later. How could life get any better? Groupies.


  1. Seamus Callaghan on April 22, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    The blessing I crave most is brunch, and perhaps learning to sail the boats!

    • Dan from dog.movie on April 22, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      You are well on your way to Brunch at the Artist house and totally set for comprehensive Hobie fundamentals right now. Congratulations! Operators are standing by to schedule your redemption, oh best beloved.

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